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Norfolk joins the social media surgery movement

Norfolk joins the social media surgery movement

0 on September 17, 2014, 9:58 am

People who want to learn how to use social media to help their community, club or not-for-profit organisation are being given the chance to get free help and advice at the first Norfolk Social Media Surgery later this month. We spoke with Susie on the phone to find out more about the idea . . .   Social media surgeries […]

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Help champion the Fine City and become a Norwich Ambassador

Help champion the Fine City and become a Norwich Ambassador

0 on September 17, 2014, 8:35 am

Norwich Skyline By Andrew Hurley (Flickr: Norwich Skyline) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), in conjunction with VisitNorwich, are looking for people that are passionate about Norwich and its cultural heritage to join the Norwich Ambassadors Scheme and help spread the word about our fine city. The Norwich Ambassador Scheme is designed for any frontline […]

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New service provides round-the-clock support for Norfolk families in need

0 on September 17, 2014, 7:17 am

A new service has been launched this week, aiming to support families in crisis and help them to stay together. Norfolk County Council has launched a pilot out-of-hours and outreach service that gives parents advice and support around the clock. The service, which is being staffed by residential social workers, will mean staff can respond immediately to families in need, […]

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New fund supports young people to become carbon reduction mentors

0 on September 15, 2014, 3:41 pm

Young energy savers are set to benefit from a new Carbon Reduction Mentor Fund, giving them a chance to act as energy consultants in their local community. Launched by Norfolk County Council, the fund will pay young people to help Norfolk’s schools reduce their energy consumption. The fund will support young people who have already shown a commitment to energy […]

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Wide-ranging changes to homecare provision in Norfolk proposed

0 on September 15, 2014, 3:34 pm

The way homecare is provided in Norfolk requires ‘fundamental revision’ in order to respond to growing demand, the need for better integration with health services and to provide better conditions for care workers, a committee will hear next week. In Norfolk, up to £50 million is invested each year providing support for up to 5,500 vulnerable people in their own […]

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Business Grant available for Breckland Business Start Ups

0 on September 15, 2014, 11:47 am

Anyone looking to start a business in Breckland is being encouraged to apply for grant which could potentially provide funding of up to £250 towards their eligible expenditure. The grant, part of the Enterprise Norfolk business support programme, is being organised by Nwes in partnership with Breckland Council and is part of a package of support which includes free 1-2-1 […]

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The search is on: missing millions urged to get ‘pumped up’ for Know Your Numbers! week

The search is on: missing millions urged to get ‘pumped up’ for Know Your Numbers! week

1 on September 15, 2014, 10:33 am

Eight million people in the UK unaware they are at risk of a stroke or heart attack because of their blood pressure People from across the East Anglia region are being urged to stop by at local ‘Pressure Stations’ during the week of 15 September to have a free blood pressure check. Total Health Pharmacy in Watton is one of […]

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Green Britain Centre orchard

Audio: Apple Day – Green Britain Centre, Swaffham

1 on September 13, 2014, 9:14 pm

On Saturday the 13th September 2014, an Apple and Orchard fun day was held at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham.  It was a well attended event with the theme based on Apples! There were a variety of demonstrations on how to identify, cook with, manage orchards and make juice from the apples.  in addition there were a variety of […]

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Millennium Library ceremony to reward young readers for completing a reading challenge

Millennium Library ceremony to reward young readers for completing a reading challenge

1 on September 13, 2014, 8:46 am

Thousands of Norfolk’s young people have taken to the Summer Reading Challenge this summer, and many of them will receive their award at a ceremony next week. The prize-giving event at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library will reward children who have read six or more books during the summer holidays with medals and certificates on Tuesday 16 September at 4-5:30pm. […]

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Your views are important during budget setting says NCC

0 on September 13, 2014, 8:42 am

Norfolk residents are being given a chance to comment on every stage in the County Council’s budget-setting process as the council looks for ways to reduce a potential £17.5m funding gap next year (2015/16). Norfolk County Council has moved to a committee system* of governance (replacing the cabinet system), and this provides opportunities for residents to follow and comment on […]

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SHAPING 24 celebrates its EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award at awards ceremony

SHAPING 24 celebrates its EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award at awards ceremony

0 on September 13, 2014, 8:17 am

The pioneering cultural heritage tourism initiative SHAPING 24, a project developed by Norwich’s Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART), last night celebrated its 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award in a local awards ceremony at Norwich Cathedral. SHAPING 24 which links the iconic Norwich 12 buildings with 12 heritage sites in Ghent, Belgium – was […]

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Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution is plastic fantastic

Norfolk’s Recycling Revolution is plastic fantastic

0 on September 13, 2014, 8:02 am

In just three weeks’ time, residents across Norfolk will be able to recycle a whole range of additional plastic materials in their kerbside recycling collection. Norfolk’s councils have been working with Norfolk Environmental Waste Service (NEWS) to revolutionise the way we recycle in the county and from 1 October, residents will be able to include plastic pots, tubs and trays […]

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Latest Breckland Planning Application List

Latest Breckland Planning Application List

0 on September 12, 2014, 7:58 am

The latest list of planning applications registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 9th September 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. If an application needs […]

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Rocklands Community Shop

Crafty Days and a Halloween Quiz in October at Rocklands Community Shop

0 on September 11, 2014, 10:59 am

In October the shop will be hosting craft days on every Saturday from October 18th for 10 Saturdays, in the café, with different sales each week. These sales will happen right up to Christmas and is a great opportunity to buy your Christmas presents. The sales will include toys, knitted goods, small oranaments, bath products, baby products, cards, calendars and […]

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Breckland’s £50k grants boost for community projects

0 on September 11, 2014, 10:27 am

Three community projects are set to go ahead with support from Breckland Council after their funding bids were given the green light by Cabinet this week. At their meeting on September 9 councillors approved three bids for grant funding, totalling almost £50k. The money will support a programme of World War One commemorative activities across the district, help to create […]

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